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In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, the Kansas City Chiefs have told the non-Twitter savvy Larry Johnson his services won’t be needed for the time being, as they deal with the fallout from stupidity that came from Johnson’s mouth since the Chiefs got manhandled by the San Diego Chargers last Sunday.

A team statement stated that the Chiefs are “continuing to investigate the alleged comments made by Larry Johnson. Until that review is complete, the Chiefs have instructed Larry to refrain from practicing with the Chiefs or participating in other team activities.”

In case you missed Johnson’s petulant, homophobic tirade, Queerty has much, much more. Apparently, before he was told to stay away, Johnson issued an apology, because nothing says “I’m sorry” like apologizing to save face, as opposed to heartfelt contrition. See for yourself:

“First of all, I want to apologize to the fans of the Kansas City Chiefs and the rest of the NFL, Commissioner Goodell, the Chiefs organization, Coach Todd Haley, his staff, and my teammates for the words I used yesterday. I regret my actions. The words were used by me in frustration, and they were not appropriate. I did not intend to offend anyone, but that is no excuse for what I said.

“I also want to apologize to all the kids who view athletes as role models. I was not a good role model yesterday and hopefully I can become a better role model. We all make mistakes, and the challenge is to learn from them. I will do my best to learn from this one as I move toward becoming a better person, teammate, and member of the Kansas City Chiefs team and community.”

In other words, had I not got into to trouble over this, I wouldn’t even be acknowledging the fact I said anything.